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Steve Beattie NBL Class 29 locomotive
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 Posted: 13 Jan 2018 12:22
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The replacement etch has been checked again and all is well .....


This time the vunerable cab end have been given a little extra protection having been wrapped in cardboard ....... much better.


a step well worth taking I'd say .....


job done .....
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 Posted: 14 Jan 2018 16:30
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Wow, looking good already. Great idea protecting the cab with cardboard.

It looks so imposing in 7mm already.

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Does it come with combustible engine, like the real thing?

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 Posted: 14 Jan 2018 17:04
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Once I get my mini blow torch onto it, everything will be very combustible.:avatar: you can actually buy engine kits as well. I' not sure if they would fit in the right place and be seen through the grilles or not. 
They are very nice looking kits but from a buildability point of view have taken a bit of a slating. I think you have to make the best of what you can with them. So far,the threads I've read, there always seems to be a work around for any issues. That is the main thing. Any issue I've read about does not render the kit totally unbuildable. 
They do look good when completed and painted. A nice shed scene full of green diesels ....... lovely.:avatar:
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 Posted: 14 Jan 2018 17:12
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I think the key is that it has the look and character of the prototype. That's certainly my view in N, it may be different in O, with more of the detail visible. Either way, I'm watching your build with enthusiasm.

I'm warming to this new-fangled O gauge thingy.

In fairness, the 29s were quite reliable and a step change from the 21, but their non-standardness did for them, as much as the inherent reliability of the 26s and 27s.



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 Posted: 15 Jan 2018 01:15
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Hi Scotty,

There is a very high level of detail in the kits. I have viewed several finished items and they look terrific. I actually printed of the destructions ( kindly provided by Steve Beattie in PDF as I don't have a disc drive on my laptop )😢 And the hardest part is by far the construction of the bogies. I know there are a few modellers discontent with some other elements of the White metal fittings and a couple of other potential issues but work arounds have always seemed to have been found and excellent end results achieved. I hope so as I have eight of his kits stashed away now.

I think it may be the 22, the 29 or the 25 that will be attempted first. They all seem to have the same internal box internal framing design to take the outer shell and it looks reasonable to build. There is at least one issue with the spacing of the inner structural sections being visible through one of the radiators but fore warned as they say is fore armed. It can be moved to suit.

I would like an early class 47 but refuse to pay ( to date ) the £ 511.00 being asked for by DJH models. No wheels, motors or gearbox for that price either. Just seems a bit high to me. JLTRT are not much better. PMRMP do a version with everything included including Delrin drives for just a little over £300.00 which sounds nearer the mark but they only do the later versions. 47/4's and later. I want the early version with the head code numbers that ran in BR green.

Anyway ........ Glad you like the kit ....... Don't worry I'll fit prototypical water wings just for you.:avatar:


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